Royal Aberdeen Golf Club –
The Balgownie Links

This stunning championship course on the east coast of Scotland was founded in 1780, making Royal Aberdeen the sixth oldest golf club in the world. A wonderful challenge to all golfers… yet another links that is steeped in history.

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club was founded in 1780 as “The Society of Golfers at Aberdeen” and became the Aberdeen Golf Club in 1815. Until 1888 members played on the Queen’s Links close to the city before moving across the River Don to the links at Balgownie. The Course was originally designed by the Simpson Brothers, Archie and Robert of Carnoustie, and later re-bunkered and lengthened by James Braid. Hawtree & Company are now engaged as the Club’s architects to ensure the classic links keeps pace with the modern game.





6,537yds (Men’s white tees)

Cart Availability

Limited, Adv booking & Med cert req’d




The Scottish Open, Senior British Open 
and Walker Cup

Course Architects

James Braid, Archie Simpson, Robert Simpson
 & Dr. Martin Hawtree

Recommended Package

Play this course as part of the following package….